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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD MEETING

Tuesday, April 4th - 9 A.M.

Wednesday, April 19th - 7 P.M.

APRIL 2017 SPECIAL EVENTS April 1st April 2nd April 3rd April 4th April 4th April 5th April 7th April 7th April 8th April 9th April 15th April 15th April 15th April 17th

Social Dance Clubhouse Pancake Breakfast All Stars Entertainment Woman's Club Bingo Also on 11th BOD Workshop All Residents Welcome Art Festival AARP- Tax Aide Also on 14th BCPO Bingo Also on 14th, 21st, 28th Good Times Line Dance Brookridge Singles Mingle-Pavilion Mid-West Club Picnic Brookridge on Review Show Brookridge on Review Show BOB, Shirley & friends- Gospel

7:00 PM 7:30 AM 6:55 PM 6:30 PM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 8:00 AM 5:45 PM 6;30 PM 6:00 PM 1:00 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:00 PM

April 19th April 22nd April 23rd April 23rd

Board of Directors Meeting All Residents Welcome Richard's Variety Music Jam Men's Club- Car Show Brookridge Singles Mingle

TABLE OF CONTENTS

7:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

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Board Of Directors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Minutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-28 Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-40 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-51 Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-54 People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Miscellaneous. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57


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2017 SCHEDULE OF STANDARD BOARD MEETINGS Tuesday workshops begin at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. Held at the Clubhouse

April Tuesday, April 4 Wednesday, April 19

2017

May Tuesday, May 2 Wednesday, May 17

Managers Report By Ray Geroux Our audit is in process and the final report will be presented after the April 4th board workshop. The situation with the clubs using the Brookridge federal ID number will be discussed and recommendations presented. We will have paving completed this summer so be sure to edge the grass off the road to help streamline the process. Billy & public works is working on that for the vacant lots too. The bathrooms in the north hall will be reviewed for an upgrade; one of the doors recently fell off a stall so repairs are needed. A thank you goes out to the Social Dance Committee. They recently donated funds for a new bulletin board and the blinds that cover Bingo board 2. If you are leaving this month be sure to update your emergency notification cards and secure your home for hurricane season and we will see you in the fall, safe travels.

President’s Desk by Gail Metcalf

To my Fellow Brookridge Neighbors:

It is April, where has the time gone? Our Seasonal neighbors are starting to leave sunny Florida. We, the Board of Directors, wish you all safe travels. We have made a lot of progress this past year, some apparent and some just assisting the BCPO to work more efficiently.

The Board of Directors moved the Annual Meeting to March to encourage our Seasonal Residents to have a greater voice in matters.

We have been reviewing our Governing Documents. The Board and many volunteer Residents have worked together to bring our Documents up to date. I thank all of you for your hard work! We will continue this effort this year.

We have rolled out the On-line Voting Process. We had about 100 on-line voters in this recent election. We still have a long way to go, and we will continue to encourage more Residents to at least try the on-line voting once and see how it goes. It just takes a few “clicks” and it is done. We have discontinued the yearly assessment booklets. Many people pay up their yearly assessment up front, and the cost to print and mail is getting high. All Residents will now receive a statement in December for the year 2018. The payment schedule is the same, you may pay yearly, quarterly, or monthly, just the same as you do now.

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These are just a few of the matters the Board has completed this past year. I am proud that I have been a part of the Board. I have enjoyed my time as your President. I have tried to make a positive statement for Brookridge. I have met so many wonderful people, I cannot begin to thank you all for the encouraging words and, of course, the hugs! I've worked hard to assist the residents who have not been happy with me or the Board. All I can say is that I made the pledge to lead by our Governing Documents. Lastly, I would like to thank all the new volunteers that have stepped up to assist in many ways. Brookridge cannot run well without volunteers. We applaud you!

We continue to enjoy wonderful weather. I love to see so many people out and about. We truly live in a beautiful place called Brookridge! Stay healthy, Gail Metcalf, President, BCPO, Inc.

Brookridge Crime Watch By Betty Roberts

OUR MOTTO: LOCK IT OR LOSE IT

Vehicle burglaries continue to be an issue countywide and in neighboring counties. Please remember to lock your vehicles at all times. Also, remember to remove valuables from your vehicle or to put items in the trunk to help lessen your chances of becoming a victim. Smash and grabs are becoming more frequent.

The District Lieutenants would like to warn everyone about the revival of an old scam in which a person poses as a detective on the telephone and tries to get the victim to believe they have missed a court date. If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be a Sheriff, policeman, lawyer or bounty hunter saying they have a warrant for your arrest, verify whom you’re speaking with. The callers then convince people to make the payments by wiring it through Western Union MoneyGram or buying a prepaid credit card (like Green Dot) and registering it online. Please do not fall for this because, it IS a SCAM. Crime Watch meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 9AM in Room D at the clubhouse. Next meeting will be on April 5, 2017. Wishing everyone a safe and healthy Easter.


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Security Report By Greg Schubert

Spring time is here and this is the time when many people will fall prey to fraudulent contractors. These contractors try to convince the home owner to purchase repairs or services they may not need. Please do not accept any work form anyone without getting a 2nd opinion or estimate. Some things to be on the lookout for: • • • • • •

Someone claiming to offer free or cheap “Inspections” You are not having any problems with your AC system; however they find it is not working properly and is in need of repairs. They will not put everything they are telling you in writing. They try to use high pressure tactics. They try to discourage you from getting a 2nd opinion by stating the cheap price they are offering is only good while they are at your home. Once they leave they will not honor the price they are offering now. They offer to come back when they are off duty to do the work at a much cheaper price.

If you think you may have been contacted by one of these contractors or may have been a victim of this scam, please notify the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office at 754-6850.

Security Traffic Reports

The two rubber hoses we lay in the road measure vehicle traffic and speed, we have been logging this information since 2012. When deployed they will provide security a target area for times to deploy our radar devices. These reports show that the average speed in the same area has dropped from 39.7 mph in 2014 to 36.1 mph in 2017. Pico Report from Monday, August 04, 2014 has 1272 vehicles in a 24 hour period.

Pico Report from Monday, February 13, 2017 has 1832 vehicles in a 24 hour period.

We all know that people speeding will always be a problem in Brookridge as much as it is in Hernando or Florida, but we are seeing a measurable improvement.

We thank the residents that have elected to obey the posted speed limits in Brookridge.

RV Compound By Ed Baines

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A lot has been done in February and March to improve our RV Compound. In addition to our once a month walk thru, We have now formed an advisory committee to periodically meet and discuss issues as the need arises. We have decided that an “all users” of the compound meeting be held twice a year in March and November to insure we get maximum attendance from our snowbird family. This will be advertised widely.

We formed an Adhoc committee to review our current Use and Storage Guidelines, RV Compound Rules and added a new Section that will define the Enforcement Procedures and Penalties for not following defined rules and regulations. This has been submitted to the Board of Directors for approval and will become our new guidelines soon. A mailing will go out to provide these new guidelines to all current users and will be provided when new spaces are assigned. Please read over this information as a lot of changes have been made. We have begun re-positioning units in their current sites to allow greater ease in parking units. This will be an ongoing effort please be patient with us as we work out the kinks in this effort. We have eliminated the Guest Spot parking area within the compound and assigned additional parking sites in this previous space. Residents who will have guests visiting us here in Brookridge with RV’s will be allowed to park in the Clubhouse Parking Lot for up to 3 days. Arrangements must be made with Security prior to this visit.

As funds become available, we will be installing new lighting in the compound and additional security cameras. These additional services are due to users of the compounds donations each year.

If you wish to donate to the RV Compound which is a huge benefit to the residence of Brookridge, please make your check payable to BCPO. In the memo field of the check state “RV Compound” and submit your check to the Administrative Office. At this time, space in the RV Compound is at a premium. If you wish to obtain a site there is a waiting list. Please contact Betty Hine in the admin office to get on this list.


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Beautification Committee By Ed Baines

March was busy for our Beautification Committee. We put finishing touches on our Front Entrance corridor with new flowers beds and worked on the Boulevard to weed, mulch and replace plants that did not make it over this past Summer. SAFETY NOTE please watch for us on the Boulevard doing community service. We will always be wearing yellow vests with Beautification Committee on the back.

A March 5th Card Party/fundraiser was well attended and provided us with funding to continue our efforts to keep Brookridge a beautiful place to live. If you missed this event, please plan on attending next year. A Raffle was held, prizes were given away, a Chinese Auction was held and a light lunch was served. Watch future News and Views for details. Our first Honorary Wall recipient ceremony was held on March 1st. Attendance at this ceremony exceeded our expectations. Congratulations to these individuals who have done so much for our community. The 6 people inducted from left to right were:

Dave Chaney Ernie Patterson Karen Keaton Carol Balistreri Bob Parenteau (standing) Tom Malden (seated)

Future Ceremonies will be held on March 1st and November 1st of each year.

If you are interested in volunteering your time to your community on the Beautification Committee we hold a meeting on the first Thursday of each month in the Administration Bldg. Conference Room at 9 A.M. We are always looking for more volunteers. Monetary donations for our efforts can be made by check payable to BCPO. In the memo field of the check please indicate the donation is for the Beautification Committee. Checks should be submitted at our Administrative Office. Any questions regarding Beautification Committee activities can be made to the Admin Office at 352-596-0696.

PAVING NOTICE

Paving this year will be on Brookridge Blvd from Fontaine to Weatherford, both sides. Please edge your grass to avoid overlay of asphalt on grass.

If you head north for the summer please do this now. We have not established the exact dates of the road work but we are aiming for between May 1 – July 30th.

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When Dinosaurs Roamed

Until recently most scientists believed that mammal species didn't appear on earth until after dinosaurs became extinct. Now, researchers at Penn State University have produced overwhelming evidence that they emerged well before that time. "The evolution of mammals appears to have occurred gradually when the continents broke apart, not suddenly when the dinosaurs became extinct," explained one of the researchers, Professor S B Hedges. The continents separated about 100 million years ago whereas the mass extinction of dinosaurs is thought to have happened about 65 million years ago.

To work out the pace of evolution, the researchers studied gene sequences being accumulated at Genbank, the public genetic databases maintained by the US National Institutes of Health. It was the largest study of its kind ever performed. "This is the first time we have ever been able to estimate when all these lifeforms appeared on Earth," Professor Hedges said. "Fossils can't give us this information, partly because there are huge periods of Earth's history from which not enough fossils have been found to make reliable estimates."


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MINUTES

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BROOKRIDGE COMMUNITY PROPERTY OWNERS, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ WORKSHOP MINUTES OF TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7th, 2017

Call to Order:

9:00 a.m.

Turn off all phones & remove hats Moment of silence & Pledge of Allegiance Proof of Notice:

Proof of Quorum:

Also Present:

The agenda was posted at the club house and administration office on 2/3/17. PROOF OF NOTICE ESTABLISHED.

Present: President Metcalf, 1st Vice President Starr, 2nd Vice President Miller, Treasurer Basteri, Secretary Sajdak & Director Ross General Manager, Ray Geroux; Security Captain, Greg Shubert; 24 member names were on the sign-in sheet.

Video/Audio

Taping Notice:

Approval of Minutes:

Meeting was Broadcast on CCTV Channel 95 Member(s) video/audio taping meeting: 0 Member(s) audio taping (no video) meeting: 0

a. The Minutes of the Board of Directors’ Workshop of 1/3/17 APPROVED AS WRITTEN

Correspondence: Secretary Sajdak read the following correspondences:

a. A letter dated 1/24/17 from Nancy Dorsey, Pongers Club Chairperson, re: New Pongers Club Lengthy discussion MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO APPROVE THE FORMATION OF THE NEW PONGERS CLUB. FIVE IN FAVOR, ONE AGAINST (STARR). MOTION CARRIED.

b. A letter dated 2/1/17 from Jackie McCabe, re: Art Festival MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO APPROVE THE ART FESTIVAL ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5TH, 2017. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO ALLOW OUTSIDERS INTO BROOKRIDGE ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5TH, 2017 FROM 10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. General Manager Report:

Unfinished Business:

None

Attached

COMEDY RELIEF

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Wrong Footed

When 3 year old Jason first put his shoes on by himself his mother immediately noticed that something was wrong. "Jason, your shoes are on the wrong feet."

Looking up with a raised brow Jason replied "Don't kid me Mom, I KNOW they're my feet!" Zipped Up

A mother was showing her son how to zip up his coat. "The secret," she said, "is to get the left part of the zipper to fit in the other side before you try to zip it up." The boy looked at her quizzically... "Why does it have to be a secret?" You're Only Young Once

It's true you're only young once - but you can stay immature indefinitely.


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New Business: a. Unit Rep Resignation MOTION BY ROSS, SECONDED BY SAJDAK, TO ACCEPT THE RESIGNATION OF UNIT REP, CELINE DROUIN. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

b. Candidate Withdrawal MOTION BY METCALF, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO ACCEPT THE WITHDRAWAL OF CANDIDACY BY ALLEN SHAPIRO FOR THE 2017 ANNUAL ELECTION. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Report of Directors:

Director Ross – We need Unit Reps. Please encourage anyone you know that is interested in becoming a Unit Rep, to submit an application. You can get them at the front desk in Administration or take application out of the News & Views.

Secretary Sajdak – We also need VRC members. If you want to know what is going on in your community and be a part of it, please submit an application at Administration. Please vote! The intent of the Proposed Limitation of Ownership Deed Restriction change is to limit persons or companies from obtaining excessive votes that could reverse the 55+ restriction. Lastly he discussed the Special Olympics and Bocce Ball Courts.

Treasurer Basteri – February 18th & 19th Brookridge Players will be putting on a play (comedy, music & dance) 7 p.m. on Saturday & 3 p.m. on Sunday. Betty Roberts & Lyla Harvey will be selling tickets for $5 on Thursday February 9th & 16th from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Tickets will also be at the door for any last minute people. Expo February 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanked Ana for coordinating the Expo.

2nd Vice President Miller – Please sign up for online voting as it will save Brookridge money. Just go to the Administration office and fill out the form. President Metcalf – We have over 600 member emails. About 60 people have signed up to register to vote so far. Ms. Metcalf explained that the Sand Cranes are pecking away at the Bocce Ball Courts. Special Olympics was discussed. 18 Brookridge Clubs & 22 Outside Vendors will be at Expo.

Member Comments: (no motions or consensus will be considered) Larry Rogan #2 (Special Olympics), Larry Miller #2 (County Facilities & RV Compound limited space), Don Lowry #2 (Special Olympics), Marge Roloff #4 (Pin # & Paper Ballot/RV Compound donated funds), Gail Metcalf #6 (Voting, Home Values & RV Compound Donations – Choose or Refuse), Isabell Raad #1 (Please vote for Amendment), Ed Miller #4 (RV Compound Donations), Jim Snyder #4 (RV Compound Donations & Expenses), Ken Sajdak #4 (Highpoint Clubs charge fees & Brookridge Clubs ask for donations) & Ken Duncan #2 (Bill SB610). MOTION BY METCALF, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO ADJOURN. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Adjourned at 10:19 AM

Transcribed by Dorene Steinmetz, BCPO Exe/Rec Secretary SUBMITTED BY: KEN SAJDAK, BCPO BOARD SECRETARY {Minutes subject to BCPO Board approval on March 7, 2017}

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BROOKRIDGE COMMUNITY PROPERTY OWNERS, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING MINUTES OF WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2017

Call to Order:

7:02 p.m.

Proof of Notice:

The agenda was posted at the Clubhouse, Administration office bulletin boards, TV channel and Website on 2/10/17. PROOF OF NOTICE ESTABLISHED.

Turn off all phones & remove hats Moment of silence & Pledge of Allegiance

Proof of Quorum:

Also Present: Video/Audio

Taping Notice:

President Metcalf, 2nd Vice President Miller, Treasurer Basteri, Secretary Sajdak & Director Ross. Director Excused: 1st Vice President Starr. PROOF OF QUORUM ESTABLISHED. General Manager, Ray Geroux Excused: Security Captain, Greg Shubert 47 member names were on the sign-in sheet. Meeting was Broadcast on CCTV Channel 95 Member(s) video/audio taping meeting: 0 Member(s) audio taping (no video) meeting: 0

Approval of Minutes: a. Approval of the Minutes of the Board of Directors’ Meeting on 1/18/17. STANDS APPROVED AS WRITTEN. Correspondence: None

Treasurer’s Report: Attached

General Manager Report: Attached Security Crime Report: Attached Unfinished Business: None

New Business: a. Annual Meeting Preparation Discussion: 7 Acre Park / Funding of Reserves for Donated funds NO MOTION

b. Rules & Regulations: Article VIII, Vendor Rules & Responsibilities MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO AMEND THE RULES AND REGULATIONS: ARTICLE VIII, VENDOR RESPONSIBILITIES AS PRESENTED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

c. Account Suspensions Treasurer Basteri stated that if a member is more than 90 days delinquent in paying a monetary obligation due to the association, the association may suspend the rights of the member, or the member’s tenant, guest, or invitee, to use

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common areas and facilities until the monetary obligation is paid in full. FS 720.305(3) MOTION BY BASTERI, SECONDED BY MILLER, THAT IN ACCORDANCE WITH FLORIDA STATUTE 720.305 THESE ACCOUNT NUMBER(S) 104013, 203096, 223017, 337013, 472012 & 629329 ARE PAST DUE MORE THAN 90 DAYS. SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED ON 2/16/17 UNTIL THE ACCOUNTS ARE MADE CURRENT. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

d. A/VRC Case # 4623 (15703 Brookridge Blvd) Vehicle parked off driveway in front of home, Case # 4656 (8034 Mission St) Oversized boat trailer parked in driveway overnight, Case # 4657 (8034 Mission St) Truck with commercial signs parked in driveway overnight, Case # 4662 (8158 Dinsmore St) Visitor vehicle parked on grass at street: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4623, 4656, 4657 & 4662 THAT THE VIOLATOR HAS COMPLIED. THE $25 FINE PER OCCURANCE AND 14 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES ARE WAIVED. A $25 ADMINISTRATION FEE TO BE IMPOSED. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. e. A/VRC Case # 4632 (14968 Rialto Ave) Vehicle parked on lawn & Case # 4607 (8027 Dellrose Ave) Sand bag barriers in rear and side yards: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, THAT CASE # 4632 & 4607 BE CLOSED. NO FINES, SUSPENSION OR 12-MONTH PROBATION. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

f. A/VRC Case # 4497 (15587 Brookridge Blvd) Dirt/mold/algae on house surfaces & Case # 4580 (8441 Fleetway Ave) Broken/missing window on right side of home: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE # 4497 & 4580 THAT THE VIOLATOR HAS COMPLIED. THE $25 FINE PER DAY AND 14 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES ARE WAIVED. A $25 ADMINISTRATION FEE TO BE IMPOSED. THE FINE AND/OR SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES IMPOSED WILL CONTINUE UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET. IT IS THE VIOLATORS RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY THE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IF COMPLIANCE IS MET. UPON VERIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE, ANY FINES OR SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES (AFTER THE INITIAL SUSPENSION IS SERVED) WILL CEASE UPON PAYMENT OF OUTSTANDING FINES AND/OR ADMINISTRATION FEES.ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. g-1. A/VRC Case # 4605 (14236 Montclair Dr) Pets {4 Dogs / 3 Cats} excess number allowed & Case # 4606 (14236 Montclair Dr) Unattended & unleashed dogs in yard & cats


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Brookridge • April 2017 allowed to roam free in neighborhood: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4605 & 4606 THAT A FINE OF $25 PER DAY AND 14 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES BE IMPOSED.THE FINE AND/OR SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES IMPOSED WILL CONTINUE UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET. IT IS THE VIOLATORS RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY THE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IF COMPLIANCE IS MET. UPON VERIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE, ANY FINES OR SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES (AFTER THE INITIAL SUSPENSION IS SERVED) WILL CEASE UPON PAYMENT OF OUTSTANDING FINES AND/OR ADMINISTRATION FEES. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. g-2. Case # 4617 (8345 Weatherford Ave) 3 Dogs at residence: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4617 THAT A FINE OF $25 PER DAY AND 14 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES BE IMPOSED. THE FINE AND/OR SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES IMPOSED WILL CONTINUE UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET. IT IS THE VIOLATORS RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY THE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IF COMPLIANCE IS MET. UPON VERIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE, ANY FINES OR SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES (AFTER THE INITIAL SUSPENSION IS SERVED) WILL CEASE UPON PAYMENT OF OUTSTANDING FINES AND/OR ADMINISTRATION FEES.ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

h. A/VRC Case # 4603 (15627 Brookridge Blvd) Repeat Offense - Speeding: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY ROSS, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4603 THAT A FINE OF $50 PER OCCURANCE AND 30 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES BE IMPOSED. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

i. A/VRC Case # 4631 (14410 Midfield St) Lease expired: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4631 THAT THE VIOLATOR HAS COMPLIED. THE $100 FINE PER DAY AND 60 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES ARE WAIVED. THE FINE AND/OR SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES IMPOSED WILL CONTINUE UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET. IT IS THE VIOLATORS RESPONSIBILI-


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TY TO NOTIFY THE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IF COMPLIANCE IS MET. UPON VERIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE, ANY FINES OR SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES (AFTER THE INITIAL SUSPENSION IS SERVED) WILL CEASE UPON PAYMENT OF OUTSTANDING FINES AND/OR ADMINISTRATION FEES. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

j. A/VRC Case # 4628 (14264 Midfield St), Expired lease: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4628 THAT THE VIOLATOR HAS COMPLIED. THE $100 FINE PER DAY AND 60 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES ARE WAIVED. A $25 ADMINISTRATION FEE IS TO BE IMPOSED. THE FINE AND/OR SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES IMPOSED WILL CONTINUE UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET. IT IS THE VIOLATORS RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY THE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IF COMPLIANCE IS MET. UPON VERIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE, ANY FINES OR SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES (AFTER THE INITIAL SUSPENSION IS SERVED) WILL CEASE UPON PAYMENT OF OUTSTANDING FINES AND/OR ADMINISTRATION FEES. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

k-1. A/VRC Case # 4626 (9186 Salisbury Dr) Multiple reported parking violations & Case # 4661 (15065 Rialto Ave) Repeat Violation: Dog feces left in yard: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4626 & 4661 THAT A FINE OF $25 PER OCCURANCE AND 14 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES BE IMPOSED. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

k-2. A/VRC Case # 4600 (14409 Miranna St) Speeding, Case # 4601 (9253 Basil St) Speeding, Case # 4602 (8422 Dickens Ave) Speeding, Case # 4644 (14230 Montclair Dr) Speeding & Case # 4651 (9029 Dickens Ave) Speeding: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, TO ACCEPT THE A/VRC RECOMMENDATION FOR CASE# 4600, 4601, 4602, 4644 & 4651 THAT A FINE OF $25 PER OCCURANCE AND 14 DAY SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES BE IMPOSED. ALL ACTION, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, DECIDED BY THE BCPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ALL REOCCURRENCES OF THIS VIOLATION, TWELVE MONTHS INTO THE FUTURE; IF A REOCCURRENCE


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HAPPENS, FINES AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY UNTIL COMPLIANCE IS MET IN ACCORDANCE WITH BCPO RULES & REGULATIONS, ARTICLE XII, SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

l. A/VRC Case # 4665 (15092 Brookridge Blvd) Speeding: MOTION BY SAJDAK, SECONDED BY MILLER, THAT CASE # 4665 BE CLOSED. NO FINES, SUSPENSION OR 12-MONTH PROBATION. AMENDED MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Report of Directors – Committee Reports/Projects (no motions or consensus will be considered)

Treasurer Basteri – Brookridge Players have a presentation on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. & Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Tickets will be on sale Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Please come and support our new endeavor. Also, I want to recognize Marge Roloff from Helping Hands, Pat, Nancy and Doug in the kitchen, for the outstanding Pancake Breakfast! A lot of work was done and we had plenty of food and a great Chinese auction. 2nd Vice President Miller – We have 13 Voided Ballots. Ballots that are not placed inside envelopes with their Name, Address and UBL # on the front will be counted as “Invalid”. This is to ensure that each vote will be counted from each member.

Secretary Sajdak – We need people on the A/VRC Committee. If you would like to get involved with the happenings of the community then this is a great Committee to be on. Please volunteer for Ad-Hoc Committees, especially if the 7 Acre Park becomes a topic. Director Ross – Introduced Unit Reps. We are still looking for new Unit Reps. If you know someone that would be interested please come to the Administration office or see me.

President Metcalf – The Vendor Ad-Hoc Committee did an awesome job with the Vendor Rules & Regs. It took many meetings and a long time to get from 3 to 1 page. We had an excellent Expo with positive feedback from every vendor. Also, the Train Club was here and they may have to disband their club. See them at the Clubhouse on Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. The Trains are a wonderful sight. At our last meeting we discussed the Florida Statute SB 610. If this Firearms bill goes through, if we don’t allow someone that is licensed to carry a concealed weapon come into the Clubhouse, we can be held liable if something happens to them. I want to assure everyone that there has to be a “Companion Bill”, which means it has to go to the “House” as well and the Senate has not acted on this yet. For now, our No Weapons sign will remain there.

Member Comments (no motions or consensus will be considered) Val Stratton #3 (Annual Package / Online Voting), Marge Roloff #4 (Donated funds), Rich Stratton #3 (Reserves/Replacements/Stop Sign Violation), Bill Hartman #6 (Team Leader for CERT – Yard Sale on March 11th, 2017 – Need donations), Bonnie Brown #3 (7 Acre Park), John Rickel #2 (Gym Equipment/Donations/Ballots) Gail Metcalf #6 (Explained Donation Procedure/Ballots), Ken Sajdak #4 (Gym Equipment/Donations), Larry Miller #2 (Ballots)

Meeting adjourned at 8:36 p.m. Transcribed by D. Steinmetz, BCPO Executive/Recording Secretary

SUBMITTED BY: BCPO BOARD SECRETARY KENNETH SAJDAK [Minutes subject to approval at the 4/4/17 meeting]


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Clubs of Brookridge By Ray Geroux, GM

Share your good deeds. I encourage all clubs to notify Jean Hayes of the Tampa Bay Times of your events that benefit the Brooksville community. Fund raisers, charitable donations or awards are some examples. If you include a good color photo in your email she may include it in your story. You can email Jean at jhayes@tampabay.com or by phone at 352-848-1438.

The Projector

Attention Clubs, the projector has been placed in the clubhouse inventory for your access. It connects to a laptop to project on a screen. If your club needs to use it please check it out from the monitors office, great for showing slides or power point programs.

By William Hartman

March was a whirlwind of activity for us as we worked the Brookridge Community Spring Garage Sale. Thank you for your participation. Hope you had a great time. April will also be a busy month for us as we prepare for the months to come. We will be having a “windshield assessment” planned for April 8th, so if you see CERT members travelling around the community wave as we go by. This is a training activity to prepare for any disaster that could come our way.

Our regular meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month at 10 AM room D for updates of CERT. Brookridge residents: If you are interested in volunteering to be a member of CERT, please let me know at WWHarLin@aol.com, or Call (352) 2934647. As always if you have an emergency call 911! Thank you.

By Philip Rastocny

I know there are a number of Brookridge residents that have followed this Astronomy Club column for a number of years, written by our current secretary Philip Rastocny. A huge Thank You to Philip for the dedication and time. He deserves a break, so I now try to fill this space (no pun intended) with Astronomical news and club happenings.

Our little club that started with humble beginnings is growing. We now have a Face Book group for club members to post astronomy info, invites for events, pictures, star party dates and other club information. We have a growing outreach program in the Hernando County Schools, with Astronomy talks and early evening star parties. We are a very active club, thanks to dedicated members.

To learn more fun astronomy stuff, come to our next club meeting or join us at our observing session at the west end of Midmoor Blvd. All are welcome and you do not have to own a telescope to attend. Just bring your interest, questions, enthusiasm, and smiles. As Phil always says, "keep looking up". Next month: How many galaxies? Soooo......many galaxies! Upcoming Astronomical/Club Events:

• April 17—7:00PM Club Meeting, Brookridge Club House, room D • April 21—8:00PM Observing Session, west end of Midmoor Blvd.

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By Judy Howard

As everyone is reading this issue, Crafty Stitchers will have had their monthly meeting in which, they dispense money that has been raised through everyone’s efforts from craft fairs. So far, we have donated $200 to the Beautification Committee for their continued hard work within the community. We will be donating money to purchase items for the Clubhouse that is on their “wish list”. A complete list of money donations and amount will be forth coming in the May issue of News & Views. Stay tuned!!

Below is a picture of the Quilt that will be raffled off at the Fall Craft Fair. Tickets will be for sale on any Tuesday from 9 to 11 in Room D of the Clubhouse. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.00. Contact Judy Howard at 207-576-5295 for tickets. The Quilt was displayed at the Garage Sale on March 11th.

If you are new to the community and would like to get involved, please join us on Tuesday as we have a great time socializing as well as making items for the craft fair. We are always looking for new ideas for craft items. Do you have a craft that you would be willing to show us how to make? How about coming to talk to us on any Tuesday morning from 9 to 11 and you can check out our supply room for items that can be used.

We would like to thank everyone who donates items to our group. We try to find a use for everything. If you have items to donate, bring them to the clubhouse on Tuesday mornings or call our President to arrange a convenient time. If you have any further questions, contact our President Flo Dunham at 207841-0262; she will be glad to give you more information. Looking forward to having you join us.


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APRIL 2017

SUNDAY

2 17:30 am 19:00 am

MONDAY

3 Clubhouse Pancake Breakfast Sunday Church

TUESDAY

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6:55pm

All Stars Ent.

19:00 am

5 Board of Directors

9:00 am 6:00 pm

Sunday Church Single Mingle outing/Pav

9:00 am 6:30 pm

9:00 am 1:00pm 7:00 pm

11 ACC Meeting Garden Club Mbr Mtg. BCCGA Meeting

17 Sunday Church Brookridge on Review Show

9:00 am 6:30 pm

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9:00 am 6:00 pm 9:00 am

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Board Meeting

ALL RESIDENTS WELCOME

24 Mens Club Car Show Sunday Church Single Mingle

10:00 am 19:00 am

9:00 am 7:00 pm

Recycle and Yard Waste Pick-Up

18 Gospel Jubilee Astronomy Club

19:00 am

13

Unit Rep Mtg. Woman’s Club Bingo

Recycle and Yard Waste Pick-Up

Trash Pick-Up

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RV Compound Mtg. ART FESTIVAL

Recycle and Yard Waste Pick-Up

Trash Pick-Up

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Woman’s Club Bingo

Trash Pick-Up

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6:30 pm

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Trash Pick-Up

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FRIDAY

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7 Beautification Committee Safety Committee BOR Ticket Sales

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Social Dance

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9:00 am 6:30 pm

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7:00 pm

Richard’s Music Jam

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Did you know that Brookridge has its own Community TV channel 95 or 732(HD) on Brighthouse Cable to see all the coming events and community news.


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By Rosemary Basteri

Brookridge players "Metro 44 East Bus Stop was a successful event. One hundred sisty-six people attended and by all accounts everyone enjoyed themselves. Thank you to all who supported us. FYI: Check us out on YouTube This performance would not have been possible if not for our directors extraordinaire: Eileen Smith and Terry Walters, our great cast and writers, set designer: Denise Tofferi and all the behind the scenes people. The work was sometimes hard, the rehearsals crazy at times, however the end result was rewarding.

Our final meeting of the season was February 28th . At the time our new officers were elected- President Sue Barcomb, Vice President: William Hartman, Treasurer Linda Bixby and Secretary:/Publicity: Rosemary Basteri. We also voted to donate a portion of our proceeds to the clubhouse Wish List, the Beautification Committee and the Hernando Youth Orchestra. In the coming months our directors Eileen Smith, Noel Hart and Terry Walters will be working on a variety format similar to Brookridge On Review for next season. We know there is talent out there and we would like to tap into it Have a Great Summer!

By Bill Hartman

March is gone and many of you may soon be on your way North. Before you go, you should come out to one of our Bible studies so we can say farewell until you return. We would also like to share news of God’s plans for you. He does have a free gift waiting just for you!

Those of you that stay all year should know our Wednesday Evening Bible Study is a year round class. Meetings begin at 6PM in the clubhouse room C. Do not be a stranger come out for a visit and stay all year long.

This month our Bible study will be in Titus and Philemon. Linda and Bill Hartman co-chair the study, assisted by Dan Krotje (an up and coming Bible Teacher we are pleased to have with us). Our study consists of reading a chapter in the Bible, giving a commentary of the chapter, and leading discussions which include answering your questions. This is a non-denominational study taken from God’s Word. You may contact Bill or Linda at (352) 293-4647, Or E-mail us: WWHarLin@aol.com

Here is a Bible lesson you may wish to know: Titus 2:11-14 (KJV) (11) For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath

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appeared to all men, (12) Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; (13) Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; (14) Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

By Carole Levesque

April showers, Passover and Easter are here this month! Be good to yourself this season, don’t over eat and keep on exercising. Our number of people has grown but our instructors and leaders have been sick and some are still out. Anyway, we go on. We use the side door to enter ‘til April 17th ‘cause the AARP people are doing taxes in the south hall, We try not to disturb them.

We have sessions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 am. Classes include low-impact aerobics, stretch & tone, weights, mats/or chairs and a circle for balance. Mats and weights are provided as needed. Your first class is free, after that it’s fifty cents. Come join us – it’s really a lot of FUN!

By Kat Durham

BBBZZZZZZ!! Hear that noise in your garden? that's the bees working for us. 75% of our Florida fruits and nuts are pollinated by our friends, the bees. Our speaker for April will be Kathleen Shields, Ph.D. She is now retired but was a research entomologist and is a Master Gardener. She will be talking about her specialty -- Florida native and invasive bees.

Our April 10th meeting will take place in the clubhouse at 1 p.m. Our meeting are always the second Monday of the month through May. New members and visitors are always welcome. Meeting are casual and friendly with a very short business meeting after our speaker, ending with refreshments and socializing. If you have any questions, requests or suggestions, please call Maryann Blatt at 352-596-9562 or Kat Durham at 352596-5430. We hope to see you there!

By Karen Doulin

New members are always welcome at our sewing for charity club. Workshops are every Thursday in room D at the clubhouse from 9 am until 11a.m., business meetings every second Thursday. There are lots of jobs, not just sewing. We have all supplies; just bring your desire. Thank you Brookridge for such donations of gently used, colored sheets, good used blankets, good used or new twin sheet sets and toiletries you pick up at motels. Greatly needed is new kid friendly fabric for our Linus Project quilts.

Delivered to our charities in March: Hospice 11 gowns; Youth Center sheets and toiletries; Linus Project 78 quilts. Our Linus quilts are picked up by the regional coordinator who comes all the way from St. Petersburg every 3 months. They are delivered to children who are extremely ill or in crisis. Thank you so much if you were a worker at our annual pancake breakfast. We appreciate the special guys who show up to cook the food and take care of the kitchen and the gals who serve. We wouldn’t be successful with all the special people who buy tickets or shop at our craft and raffles; so thanks very much.


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By Pastor Ken Weidman

People love Sunday mornings - sleep-in, go to church, with family, rest from the week. One Sunday morning is unique in history, and affected the whole world. Matthew 28 records it happened "as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre." They had seen the body of a crucified man placed there. That man had claimed to be the Christ, the Jewish Messiah-King, to be the Son of God; and for 3 years He taught, healed and did many miracles from Galilee to Jerusalem.

He had been rejected by "his own", the Jews, their religious leaders, charged with blasphemy, taken before King Herod and the Roman Governor. False charges condemned him to die. But, now things happened quickly - "a great earthquake" - The "angel rolled back the stone" (Not to let Jesus out, but to prove He was already gone) The angel said, "He is risen --go tell his disciples" Then Jesus met them, saying to "tell my brethren" That He would see them in Galilee. The Risen Lord was seen by many witnesses for 40 days on earth, then ascended up to heaven. He came to pay for our sins, His work was done -- He will come again with a shout, the voice of the archangel and the trump of God. (Maybe on a Sunday Morn?) All are welcome Sunday 9 am service, Room D - For information call Ken @ 352-525-6509.

By Doris Rossi

Spring is here already with the season of Spring. It's time to get out and enjoy meeting new and old friends, learn line dancing at our comfortable club house. We offer three different classes, to enjoy! It's great for your memory and provides a great mental and physical workout. Whether you live in Brookridge or not. Our teacher, Marilyn is our wonderful instructor as she is helpful and patient when she shows you the dance steps and routine.

Hours and prices are: Tuesday is a low intermediated Class, 11:00AM-1:00PM @ $6.00, Thursday is a beginner Class 9:00-10:00AM @ $3.00and a high Beginner/Improver Class, 10:15-11:15AM @ $3.00 Many of our students enjoy attending the Good Times Line Dance Social, If you would like to know more about the "Good Times Line Dance Social" call Norma Rankin at 352-397-6088. Our office complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-352-600-4803 (TTY: 1-352-600-4803). ATANSYON: Si w pale Kreyòl Ayisyen, gen sèvis èd pou lang ki disponib gratis pou ou. Rele 1-352-600-4803 (TTY: 1-352-600-4803).


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By Tom Di Gregorio

We hope everyone is enjoying the warm weather, appreciate it before the hot summer is upon us.

Are You Ready! ARE YOU READY!! April 23rd, 2017 the second annual Brookridge Car Show. There will be cars galore, this year’s Car Show, there will be more cars, more fun and more excitement. Three different Corvette Clubs in all their splendor. In addition, if any of our residents want try to sell their private car or golf cart, we will have an area where you can show it. There will be prizes and trophies awarded throughout the Auto Show. We will have BBQ hotdogs, hamburgers, and cheeseburgers, water, soda, chips for sale. Admission is FREE. This year we will entertain our year round residents with TWO professional shows. On August 14th Bill D. Williams will be here. More about Bill D in future News and Views.

On Sept 11th we are bringing back Sally Langford with a new show. If you were at last year’s show you know how good she is, so tell your friends and neighbors to come this year. We are also planning a Murder Mystery Dinner for latter this fall when you Snow Birds come back.

The Brookridge Men’s Association always welcomes new members. If you are the type of guy who enjoys helping people, wants to help plan wonderful events, and have fun while doing it, come to one of meetings. We meet the last Wednesday of every month at 3:00 PM in room E of the clubhouse.

By Allan Blair

All aboard the Mexican Train Domino Club. Every Friday 12noon – 4pm in Room E. The train leaves promptly at 12 noon. This train takes ALL passengers. The cost to ride is 0.25 with a charge of 0.10 per round to the winner of the round. Please bring your own change. Total cost could be as high as $1.55, or you could be the Winner! Thanks to all. For more information please call Allan 352515-1765


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By Chris Robart

Join our Fun group if you want to see how we Gently get in shape.

Interested in joining MUST CALL Lynne Hart - 596-0642 to schedule your 1st Class Free.

Beginners Tai Chi Class is on Monday at 11am Thursday at 11:30am followed by Chi Gong Exercise. At the Clubhouse Main Hall.

We do a gentle, standing or setting, slow moving exercise that will use most of the muscles in your body. We can help you improve your Balance, Flexibility and Blood Pressure.

By Carolyn McGuire

April is here! Time for Passover and Easter and April Showers! it’s time to buy new outfits to show your new body! Our weight control class is going strong. Men and women are welcome to join. This is not a “diet”, it’s a program.

Losing weight means we HAVE TO CHANGE OUR EATING HABITS. We don’t really have to buy special foods, we just have to prepare foods differently, plan ahead before we go grocery shopping and don’t grocery shop when you are hungry. Come and give us a try. The program works, if you work the program. See you Monday morning at NINE.


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tables for the 2018-2019 Season. As always, the Registration Forms must be turned into the Front Office, no later than Nov. 30th, 2017. If you wish to renew & keep, or change tables, turn in a Reg. Form with a check, before you leave, so you don’t get left out. For those that are leaving soon, we wish you “Safe Travel,” and we’ll see you in the Fall!

Our next dance is Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 7:00-10:00 Next months dance: Saturday, May 6th, 7:00-10:00 PM, PM, in the Big Hall! “Spring” is the theme!! Fantastics will “Mother’s Day” is the theme; dress however you feel combe playing. Wear pastel colors or whatever you are comfort- fortable! Starburst will be playing! able with!! Spread The Wealth tickets will be available until 7:15, then we’ll have one “go around” at the 8:00 Intermission! Drawing will be at the second Intermission, at ~Be Proud and Fly Your Flag~ 9:00! Coffee and ice are available all evening and feel free to bring whatever snacks you would like. Members: If for any reason, you are unable to attend a dance, please take a couple minutes and call Dottie at 5970723, and she can see that someone else can take your seat {s}. We are a “sold out house” with a waiting list, and hate to see empty seats, so please, be a good neighbor and let Dot know if you’re unable to attend. All it takes is a quick phone call; and we thank you early, for your thoughtfulness! Reminder: This Dance is the second dance of the 20172018 Season. Remember, our dances will now be from 7:00 – 10:00 PM! So, don’t be late!!

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By Rosemary Basteri

This article went to print before our March concert, so details will be forthcoming in the next News and Views. On a more serious note, the Musicaires is in need of a reliable accompanist who can play piano and read parts, this is essential, when we begin rehearsals for our Christmas concert. It would be a once-a week commitment beginning either the first or second week in October and going through December concert date. We meet on Tuesdays at 1:30 PM in the North Hall (stage) at the clubhouse. We are an open group so one does not have to be a resident to join us. If you are interested or know someone who may be, please contact our Music Director, Sally Kaliscak at (352) 556-3428.

By Jane Mulvaney & Linda Rodgers

Thank you for your support.

The 2015/2016 seasons ends with the April 3rd show and we hope we were able to bring to all some very enjoyable shows.

We also appreciate all our season ticket holders and all our walk-ins for their support this season. Without your support, we would not be able to keep our prices as reasonable as we have been able to do. We need all our people to do this. We have our shows for the 2017/2018, season . I think you will be pleased with them. They will be posted on the board by the library and in the News & Views.

March 6th will be the last time to renew your tickets, after that they will be open for anyone wishing to purchase tickets. I do think we may have a few tickets available, but after March 6th I will know for sure what is available.

If you are interested, please leave your name with me (Jane) and I will call you if seats do become available. My telephone # is (352) 597-1357 if you wish to call. We wish a safe trip home to all our “snow birds” and wish you and all our guest a very healthy and happy summer. Hope to see you all in the fall.


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By Phoebe Barker

If you missed the GOSPEL JUBLIEE last month, you really missed a great time. Make sure to be with us on Monday, April 17th from 6 - 8 pm. You will enjoy the Sing-A-Long song led by our very own Jubilee Singers, plus our featured guest will be Randy Waters. He is a great guitarist and vocalist, You are in for a real treat.

This is a free event, so come and join us. Contact Ben or Phoebe for more information at 352-293-4814.

By Richard Hutchins

As the name implies, Richard’s Variety Music Jam is open to ALL musicians and singers and ALL musical styles and tastes. I want to thank all those who attended our February jam, whether as a spectator or a participant. It certainly was fun and entertaining!

Our next event will be Saturday, April 22nd from 7 – 9 pm in the North Hall of the clubhouse. As always, there is no admission charge, so come on down and join the fun. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks, and don’t forget your dancing shoes. If you have any questions or want more information, I can be reached at 352-600-9250.

By Jackie Bolt

Welcome to Spring. Hope all have been enjoying the less humid weather we have been having.

Friday Night Bingo is doing great. As always though, we are always looking for Volunteers. If any of you are here year round, you might consider be a part of the summer crew, as some of the volunteers go North for the summer. We can always use the help. Just come on up on a Friday night and see what we are all about. We hope that everyone as a wonderful Easter.


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By Bea Mitchell

The League will be having their annual Brown Bag/Charity Golf Event on April 4th. The luncheon will be chaired by Shirlie VanLoon, Jeri Federle & Carol Petsch. The golf event will be chaired by Patti Fieber & Sue Myers. The Charity this year is Special Olympics of Hernando County. We will be selling tickets on a gift basket & also tickets on a ladies golf bag to benefit the Charity. Our year end luncheon and installation of Officers will be on April 11th. Gay VanderBie, Cindy LaPorte & Diane Burmeister will chair this event. A western theme has been chosen.

Fun golf will begin starting on Tuesday, April 18th. A sign-up sheet will be posted in the annex. The League held their Championship two day event the end of March. The weather was not very cooperative, but we endured. CONGRATULATIONS to all of the WINNERS.

Remember the line in the movie Field of Dreams “If you build it they will come” ? Well the Brookridge Pickleball Club has created something similar to this phenomenon. Yep … in 3 short years Pickleball at Brookridge has grown from less than 10 participants to 20 … and at times, 25 players. Pickleball started at Brookridge in 2015 when a small group of “picklers” got permission to line the tennis courts with temporary chalk pickleball lines. Great idea … until it rained, when the determined group had to chalk the lines again. A major breakthrough occurred when Vince Pizzo, the Clubhouse Manager, had pickleball lines professionally applied to one of the tennis courts and purchased two pickleball nets. This was followed up the following year by the other tennis court getting lined and two more nets being purchased. A special thanks goes to Vince for his efforts in helping to make pickleball a growing sport at Brookridge. With most of the snowbirds leaving for home this will be the last “News and View” letter until next year. However, our club does have an enthusiastic “pickleball guru” who lives full time in Brookridge. So If you are interested in learning, talking, or playing pickleball, give Ron Leakey a call at (352) 346-9487. Ron’s favorite line is “I just love this game” … and you will to.

By Rosanne Solomon

Shuffleboard has made its comeback to the Brookridge Courts. "Thank you" to Brookridge for providing us with the courts and all the equipment. Many of us have been having a great time playing this long standing, fun and easy game. But here we are into April already. It always goes to fast. Some snowbirds, like myself, will he heading home by the end of the month. Anybody here can play anytime, the keys are in the maintenance office. The last few months have been a lot of fun thanks to all the players. I look forward to seeing everyone again at the end of the year! Have a Great Summer! Rosanne President: Vic Garritano Vice President : Denis Burgess Treasurer: Lorn Woolner Secretary: Rosanne Solomon

By Linda Rogers

There was a lot of green on the courts for our St Patrick’s Day party! And plenty of the traditional corned beef and cabbage, this time at Guido’s. A great time was had by all, and no one had cook! There will be a final party for the season, saying farewell to all the snowbirds on Wednesday April 12th from 5 till 8 pm. We are planning on tennis and shuffleboard followed by a pizza/potluck party at the pavilion. Our last meeting of the season will be held in the clubhouse on Saturday April 1st at 10 am. We wish a safe trip and a fun summer for all those who are heading north as the weather changes.

Those of us who are still here are taking advantage of the great weather every morning from 8 till 10, except for Sundays. All skill levels are welcome. Free lessons are available from Ron Leaky, 346-9487. All tennis club members can have their own key to the courts which gives them access to the courts and the ball machine for practice.


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Boutique of Hope

We invite all cancer victims and survivors to the Boutique of Hope so we can provide you with wigs, hats, turbans, scarves, bras, all free. The BOH is open Tues. and Wed. from 10 to 2 at the Crescent Community Clinic on HWY 19 near Golden Corral and next to Jericho Road Thrift Shop. We will greet you with smiles and hugs and help you find just what you need to feel whole again JUST IN TIME FOR EASTER.

Vendor Book

Our Vendor Book in the office has been well used lately. Thanks for helping your neighbors find reliable help. We have a few requests for help find vendors who do vapor barriers for your house. The News & Views has some ads for this but we need help from any of you who have hired these companies, or any other that does this. Please let us all know the results. Were you pleased with the results, not pleased? Let us all know of your experience, good or bad. Your neighbors appreciate hearing from you.


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